While Mary Kom will be awarded the Padma Vibhushan - India's second-highest civilian award, PV Sindhu will be conferred with the Padma Bhushan.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju shared a video in which Mary Kom can be seen motivating young players in a bus while seeing them off for the Khelo India Youth Games 2020.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said that India is proud to have both Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen.
Nikhat Zareen said her fight was not against Mary Kom but against a system that was not giving her a fair chance to prove herself in her weight category.
After the winning the 51kg boxing trial, Mary Kom revealed why she didn't shake hands with her opponent Nikhat Zareen.
Mary Kom defeated Nikhat Zareen by split decision in the 51kg women's boxing trials.
Former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen on Friday advanced to the 51kg category finals of the women's boxing trials for next year's Olympic Qualifiers.
Nikhat Zareen was handed the fourth spot in the 51 kg category which already has six-time World Champion MC Mary Kom, RSPB's Jyoti Gulia and Haryana's Ritu Grewal.
Nikhat Zareen demanded a fair Olympic selection trials and asked the national federation (BFI) to telecast live the fight after her much-anticipated showdown against MC Mary Kom.
Mary Kom won her bout in a dominating fashion as Punjab Panthers notched up their second successive victory in the Big Bout Indian Boxing League by beating Bombay Bullets 5-2.
The IOC's Task Force included Mary Kom in a 10-strong athlete ambassadors group to represent boxers in the build-up to next year's Tokyo Olympic Games.
Mary Kom said Abhinav Bindra "doesn't know anything about boxing" after he spoke about the ongoing Olympics qualification row between her and Nikhat Zareen.
Mary Kom (51kg) found herself embroiled in a controversy with Zareen demanding a trial bout against her before the Indian squad for next year's Olympic qualifiers is decided.
Nikhat Zareen had claimed that the federation was backing Mary Kom to compete in the Tokyo Olympics qualifiers next year without giving her a "fair chance".
Nikhat Zareen, in her letter, stated that the Boxing Federation of India's rule of exempting gold and silver medallists from the World Cup was being changed to accommodate Mary Kom who won a bronze in the tournament.
BFI president Ajay Singh told reporters that Mary Kom, could possibly be their automatic choice for next year's Olympic qualifiers in Wuhan.
After Mary Kom lost her World Championships semifinals bout, India lodged a protest but it was turned down by the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) technical committee.
Women's World Boxing Championships: Mary Kom and two other boxers took home bronze, while Manju Rani reached the finals in her maiden appearance.